Mandeville, the capital of Manchester, is a thriving business center located 2,000 feet above sea level in an area of rolling hills and lush tropical greenery. The region takes its name from the Duke of Manchester who established the capital and named it for his son, the Viscount of Mandeville, in 1816. The town was a favorite of rich British settlers and expatriates who built imposing country homes here. Mandeville is home to the island’s first major bauxite mining operation. When in Mandeville, be sure to discover the vestiges of Jamaica’s colonial past in its architecture, including the Court House, which was built in 1820, the Manchester Parish Church, and the many lovely gardens around the buildings.
About 365 Things to Do, See and Eat in Jamaica
Jamaica has so many unique foods, places and events to offer. These things are often missed by visitors to Jamaica and even locals. Our goal is to have you try new things and see what Jamaica has to fully offer with something to do 365 days of the year. Please note that these are all our opinions and we are always open to suggestions.
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